Mouser Electronics is now stocking the industry's smallest true bipolar +/-5V, 18-bit analog-to-digital converter from Maxim Integrated. MAX11156 SAR ADC offers excellent AC and DC performance with true bipolar input range.
Quantum computers promise to perform certain types of operations much more quickly than conventional digital computers. But many challenges must be addressed before these ultra-fast machines become available, among them, the loss of order in the systems, which worsens as the number of bits in a quantum computer increases.
Murata announced the Murata Power Solutions 3000A and 3000B series of low-profile power inductors for use in noise reduction circuits of high-frequency and high-current switching power supplies, DC-DC converters, and voltage regulator modules.
NRD is pleased to announce the launch of the new Clean Room Ionizing Gun, model P-2021-5942. Designed, assembled and packaged for use in a wide variety of clean room applications, the Clean Room Ionizing Gun utilizes NRD’s proprietary Alpha Ionizing technology, providing safe, durable and highly effective static and contaminant removal.
We’ve written a lot on ECN about automotive safety and its intersection with cutting-edge technology. Texting, Facebooking, and web surfing pose an existential concern for distracted drivers (not to mention pilots, train conductors, and boat captains), but the nanny state has really overreached on this one: A California court recently found a motorist guilty of distracted driving for checking a map on his iPhone.
If you've worked in an office, you're probably familiar with the soft glow of fluorescent tubes drifting from the ceiling. If Europe's Philips brand is right, those lamps could soon be history. Royal Philips NV, the Dutch consumer appliances giant, said Thursday that it has developed an LED light that will soon be far more efficient than the best fluorescents on the market.
A new screen protector from Nanovue, called the EyeFly, gives mobile devices a glasses-free 3D display. Made out of a thin, transparent film, the nano-engineered EyeFly is essentially a piece of plastic film with thousands of finite lenses on the surface that use nano-imprinting technology.
We all know the old adage that surrounds the first day of April. We’ve all taken part in or fallen victim to an April Fools prank at some point. In the contemporary realm, April Fools has taken on an entirely different persona. April 1 used to be a day where the bully in school could yell out the hallmark and get away with tripping you in the hallway (kind of)....
Tektronix announced its new precision multi-phase Power Analyzer. Featuring the industry’s first Spiral Shunt design (patent application submitted), the Tektronix PA4000 Power Analyzer gives power electronics engineers stable, precise current measurements even on highly distorted power waveforms common in many applications.
ADLINK Technology rolls out the newest member of its AdvancedTCA blade family, the aTCA-9300. The aTCA-9300 delivers high performance, high-throughput connectivity, versatile and rich I/O, reliability at a cost-effective price, and is suitable for high-end applications such as network monitoring or media streaming.
B&B Electronics announces that it has added 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity technology to its rugged SPECTRE 3G cellular router. Called the SPECTRE3G-W, this new wireless cellular router is a single box solution that provides local machine-to-machine (M2M) network connectivity via its built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot, Ethernet 10/100 and I/O ports....
With its advanced flexible split pack, improved split bobbin design, Class F 155°C insulation system and TUV approval for world-wide use, the next-generation –C2 Models F and FS PC Mount Split Pack Transformers from Triad Magnetics set a new industry standard in this product category.
Image after image splashes on the wall of the art exhibit - a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an elephant, an exposed belly of a woman barely covering her breasts with one arm. The photos were taken from their computers without their knowledge through a technological glitch.
Undergraduate students from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology participated in the 10th annual Soldier Design Competition held at MIT, here, April 4. Eleven finalist teams presented their design and prototype solutions for specific Soldier challenges to a board of judges at the event....
Powerstax introduces the FAC series of baseplate-cooled power modules with a ultra-slim ½U height form factor. Featuring power factor correction, these compact (2.2cm x 17.5cm x 18.0cm) units can deliver a 500W output from an 85VAC to 264VAC input.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Power Supply WebDesigner design and simulation tool provides complete designs in under a minute and includes complete continuous conduction mode (CCM), non-isolated active PFC buck and buck LED driver designs. From user-specified design inputs, the
A new release by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office might just provide a glimpse of the future of Apple's popular iPhone handset. The product detailed in the patent, features a flexible AMOLED display "rolled up" and placed inside a conical transparent enclosure.
E-Switch announces a new long life sealed tactile switch, the TL6200. The TL6200 series tact switch offers a long operating life of 10 million cycles and is rated to IP67 standards. This tact switch comes in both SMT (gullwing) and thru hole termination options, and offers multiple actuator lengths.
Larson Electronics Magnalight announced the addition of a magnetically mounted LED back light for commercial and industrial applications. The WAL-M-3X48LED-120 features three positional LED light heads, delivering 8,640 lumens, anchored by a stout aluminum frame and 600 pounds of magnetic grip.
Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the world’s first round LED, the CBT-140 Big Chip Round LEDs from Luminus Devices. This new round emitting aperture provides the most efficient match for circular optical systems and narrow beam projectors.
Navy Laser Weapon System (LaWS) PR Video describes the history and capabilities of their new shipboard laser. It's a bit cheesy and a bit '80s (not that that's a bad thing), but it's very informative. Successful test events at China Lake and San Nicholas Island.
Some bad news for Sci-Fi fans: The Navy’s new shipboard laser system, Laser Weapon System (LaWS), won't shoot spiffy beams of light of the sort used to kill stormtroopers, Cylons, and Klingons. But it will fire a focused infrared laser that can down drones, disable small boats, and — in the future — engage missiles and enemy jets.
There is an interesting inverse phenomenon involved in creating humanoid robots: The more lifelike they are, the creepier they become. It’s not something that makes complete sense if you think about it. Theoretically, as robots become more human-like, they should begin to blend more into society and become less weird.
Anderson Power Products introduces the 3 Position Mini PL connector. This compact, environmentally sealed (IP68) connector is capable of 22 amps at 600 volts (UL). The 3 Position Mini PL connector features a manual release latch to prevent accidental un-mating and is touch safe on both sides....
As demand for computing and communication capacity surges, the global communication infrastructure struggles to keep pace, since the light signals transmitted through fiber-optic lines must still be processed electronically, creating a bottleneck in telecommunications networks.